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Stacked with more technology than the wing of a F-18.

You've been eyeballing a rack system for a while, but you're not sure whether you want to spring for the top-of-the-line bars or keep it simple. The Thule AeroBlade Edge Flush Mount Load Bar is here to prove that top-shelf design is worth every penny. Besides titan-like strength, the AeroBlade offers a ridiculously simple foot adjustment system, it's shaped to drastically reduce drag and wind noise, and it looks dead sexy on the roof of your ride. Thule created the Flush Mount version of the AeroBlade bar specifically to accommodate vehicles with flush rails or recessed rain gutters that make it difficult to install other types of load bars.

  • WindDiffuser technology utilizes a textured surface on t-slot cover that disturbs the flow of wind over the bar in order to reduce noise at high speed
  • AeroBlade can sustain over 800lb of force due to the use of BoxBeam aluminum extrusion
  • SmartSlide is an integrated, molded foot-adjustment system that drastically reduces the hassle of installing AeroBlade feet and eliminates the need for a tape measure
  • SmartSlide gives you up to 50mm of length adjustment so you can position the feet exactly where you need them
  • OneKey lock cylinders are integrated into the feet of both the front and back bars so sticky-fingered thieves can't make off with your rack
  • Bar and feet come preassembled and a hex tool key is included
  • A compatible Thule fit kit specific to your vehicle may be required as well
  • Please note: 503 load stop, 516 prologue, 579xt canoe carrier, 558p tandem carrier, 597xt hullavator, 847 outrigger II, 870 XT-873xt fairings, and 884 roll model products are NOT compatible with the AeroBlade crossbar

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3 5

Bars whistle when car is above 30 MPH.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

With a name like AeroBlade, one would assume the whistling noises typically associated with roof bars would be eliminated, or at least, reduced. However, that is not the case with these bars. I installed them on my 2014 BMW 3 series wagon with factory flush rails. Whenever the car is driven more than 30 MPH, the bars would start to whistle. Thule support website suggested moving the bars further back but that did not work. I also covered all possible gaps with electrical tapes but the problem appears to be the bars themselves.

Even though both bars are exactly symmetrical, Thule support suggested swapping the front bar with the rear bar. That also did not help. Thule support stopped responding after i told them their suggested solutions made no difference to the whistling noise.

So really, i can't say these bars are any quieter than the OEM roof rack i used to have on my old Audi A4.

Will this fit a 2010 Lexus IS 250?

Will this fit a 2010 Lexus IS 250?

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Tony, there is a link on the left side of the page that reads "Thule Car Rack Configurator" click this and you can find what fits your vehicle.